Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Etsy Esoteria

Like many people (you know who you are), I dearly love Etsy. Not that I ever purchase very much on Etsy, mind you, nor will I probably ever sell anything there. I just like browsing, getting ideas, seeing what exists in the world.

Of course, my frequent topic of browsing is "dogs", or "dog training", or "Doberman". It seems no matter how specific you get, somebody has something. It's pretty neat.

So, some things I've found. Elka kept me company on the couch while browsing occurred.


First up is Uncommon Clickers. Does your clicker match your outfit? Should it? Should your clicker say that you have a certain je ne sais quois? If so, this appears to be the store for you!

You can get Dorothy's Ruby Red Box Clicker:
(image from here at Uncommon Clickers store)

Or a clicker that looks like that really rad crackle nail polish:
(image from here at Uncommon Clickers store)

Something I've been thinking about getting lately is one of those swag European dog leashes, that's convertible in six ways or whatever. Cali Girl Collars is the home to many designs that I see sported on Doberman Talk, with a custom collars option.  They also have the "European Continental Police Style Dog Leash Lead" that I've had my eye on (in black brown or burgundy). They even take pity on those of us who actually don't have any idea how those conversions are supposed to happen and post a link to a YouTube video with demonstrations:

If you don't know me in person, a tidbit: I love jewelry. Love it. I have a lot of different funky pieces, big earrings, little earrings, bracelets, etc. Perhaps odd for a dog person? Perhaps not. I didn't always have a dog, mind you. While I don't have any (yet), I do look for Doberman jewelry as well. Siberian Art Jewelry, apparently in Israel, has necklaces and earrings of a lot of different dog breeds. It's beautiful, detailed work. When it comes to the Doberman, there are two variations available: natural ears and cropped ears.
(Image found here, at Siberian Art Jewelry store)

There are always a lot of prints and paintings on Etsy; again, of anything you might desire. A particular artist who's caught my eye on a number of searches has the Dog Art Studio. Selling both prints and some of the original paintings, many dog breeds are represented (by group!) and also cats, some horses, that kind of thing. The colors are interesting, and the subjects are pretty great. This particular Doberman painting makes me smile!
(Image here at the Dog Art Studio)

Last, but not leash, the dog treat training pouch that I've been using since I bought in March and posted about in April. I'm still happy with it, and it was purchased from Sheekoo Handmade Bags and Accessories. Were I to purchase it again, I would have bought a black one, because even though I'm essentially wearing a fanny pack, I still don't want to look like a clown. Red and purple do not go. Besides, black is slimming, and matches Elka well!







20 comments:

  1. If you want a SUPER AWESOME OMG Euro-style leash, get the 8x8 from Bold Lead Designs! It is the best leash ever. I speak from experience. :D

    But the real reason I wanted to come comment is: our tag came! It's so pretty! I hope this link works!

    http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss353/GymColter/F3976528-5402-41E2-B5FC-2158C9A9BF2A-15702-00001ACA0E108FD6.jpg

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    1. Awesome, thanks for the leash recommendation! I'll have to check it out (though I need a new long line first)

      The link does work! A gorgeous collar for a gorgeous girl ^^

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    1. It is! It has almost anything you could wish for.

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  3. Lots of cool things out there. I like the necklace.

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    1. I do too! There might be one sometime in my future....it's very hard to resist.

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  4. I've been eyeing that portrait too!

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    1. It is just lovely work! I might have to plan some wall space for it, or one of the others at that shop.

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  5. Mom lives that Etsy too. There are some cool finds. FAB.com is awesome too
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Uh-oh, I didn't know about FAB.com

      I may blame your Mom for anything that happens as a result of this ;)

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  6. We are also fans of Regretsy: DIY meets WTF.

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    1. Hah, yes! Regretsy is pretty rad.

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  7. I haven't had much experience with Etsy - but I'm definitely going to check it out!

    Good choice on the black treat pouch. ;)

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    1. Black is typically a good default. Black dog, black shirt, black shorts, black shoes.....

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  8. My mom is always on Etsy...and like you she always looking up dog stuff and chihuahua things!!! Just the other day she was looking at dog treats, but sadly, she didn't buy me any. :(

    ~Higgins

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    1. I haven't bought dog treats on Etsy yet. On one hand, it seems like a cool way to try a lot of things, on the other hand it might be creepy. I haven't decided yet.

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  9. You have some fantastic finds! I try to stay away from Etsy because hours later, I find myself still glued to the screen. lol

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    1. Thanks!

      Yeah, Etsy is a total time and money sink. And I bought something in the course of making this post. It figures, right?

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  10. I am such a failure at Etsy. While you found some wicked things - love the clickers! - I can only ever come up with scary looking cow slippers or pottery that looks like something I made at three years old. Is there a secret to good Etsy searching?

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    1. Hah, finding the Etsy rejects has its own fascination ;)

      I don't have any super Etsy mojo (or at least, not the same way that I do while using The Google). I literally just search things like "Doberman", "leather dog collar", "dog training", etc.

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